An Ely Minnesota Vacation Destination!

If your family is ready to explore Minnesota, then we invite you to plan your next Minnesota vacation right here in Ely with YMCA Camp Northern Lights on Bear Island Lake in the heart of the Superior National Forest. It would be a privilege having you here with us on your vacation.

Whether you enjoy Minnesota's colorful forests in autumn, a glistening white blanket of fresh winter snow, fishing and wildflowers in the spring or boating and swimming in the summer, your next Minnesota vacation should be at Camp Northern Lights on Bear Island Lake. Your vacation here will be one of a purely unforgettable nature--no matter the season!

No two visits are ever alike! When vacationing here, you'll always find something new and still feel like you are "coming home" each time you visit. Our hospitality is unparalleled and every vacation will have a lifetime of memories.

Our guests will experience that classic Minnesota camp vacation whether you choose one of our newer luxury suites or cabin, a vacation home style cabin or a traditional and classic northwoods cabin--we offer something for everyone's vacation style.

Camp Northern Lights is set apart from so many other properties because of the level of privacy the camp provides. Each of the cabins is generously distanced from the next, in fact the Lodge sits "in the middle" of the camp.  The private driveway is wonderful--nearly a mile away from the highway. The driveway is so well-maintained all year long that most guests choose to walk its length at least daily throughout their stay.

Planning Your Next Vacation?

Have you made arrangements yet for your Bear Island Lake winter or summer vacation? Call today (612-822-2267) to check availability of our cabins and suites.